I was stunned to see an original Millet (Jean-Francois Millet) painting right there at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The famous oil painting is called “The Sower” about 1850. It was considered a radical work of art at the time depicting workers and everyday life. Millet depicted the French peasant as a heroic figure.
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Vincent van Gogh and many other artists were in awe of Millet and copied his figure in their work such as the Sower by van Gogh below: